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The Magic of Minor Bulbs

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

One of the best and most useful groups of bulbs are minor bulbs, which are often overlooked and underutilized. These small bulbs are excellent in naturalistic gardens, in ground cover plantings and as a blanket of color amid emerging perennials in early spring. This class will discuss many varieties, including those that are resistant to deer.

Thursday Sep 27th, 10am

Garden Design Studio

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

In this advanced study of garden design theory and methods, students will use their skills in design process, design language, graphics, research, and analysis as well as legal and regulatory responsibilities for estimating cost for site design. The coursework develops critical and analytical skills through the interaction between students and instructor-mentors....

$689

10 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 6:30pm

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Gardening Techniques: Session A

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Students will be introduced to professional gardening through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. They will focus on acquiring solid gardening skills, learning a variety of techniques, and developing the ability to determine best practices.  Topics range from general grounds maintenance, winterization, and plantings, to other horticultural...

$312

6 sessions

Saturday Oct 6th, 7:30am

Gardening Workshop: Bonsai Trees

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen
917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Come and join us and learn how to create you own Terrarium! You will learn how a terrarium works! How these self-contained ecosystems survive so well on their own and how to look after them. We will help you guys to get your hands in there and build your own! We will supply you with all the plants you need and an arrangement of pebbles and moss....

Terrarium Workshop

at Color Cocktail Factory - Bucktown
1735 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Come and join us and learn how to create you own Terrarium! You will learn how a terrarium works! How these self-contained ecosystems survive so well on their own and how to look after them. We will help you guys to get your hands in there and build your own! We will supply you with all the plants you need and an arrangement of pebbles and...

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Peonies Rediscovered

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Peonies, the elegant grand dames of gardens past, are coming back into favor. There are wide arrays of varieties to choose from, including lovely doubles, chiffon-like singles and stately tree peonies, and even some that will tolerate shade.  Heather Sherwood will discuss and demonstrate division, proper planting depth, and other cultural techniques...

Wednesday Oct 10th, 6pm

Deciduous Trees Walks

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Learn to identify more than 50 large deciduous trees, gain a greater understanding of the multitude of functions they serve in gardens and the landscape, and discover the wonders they offer year-round. Develop your ability to identify trees using their buds, bark, and habit, in addition to leaf shape and other characteristics.  OPC, PGL 1, PGL...

$337

13 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 6:30pm

Terrarium Workshop: Cactus and Succulents

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen
917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Come and join us and learn how to create you own Terrarium! You will learn how a terrarium works! How these self-contained ecosystems survive so well on their own and how to look after them. We will help you guys to get your hands in there and build your own! We will supply you with all the plants you need and an arrangement of pebbles and moss....

Succulents 101

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Do you think you lack a green thumb? Do you have trouble keeping plants alive? Justin Schmitz will introduce you to the captivating world of succulents.  He will discuss the needs and care techniques of common succulents and cactus, explain what succulence in plants really means, and give other examples of low-maintenance arid plants.

Monday Oct 22nd, 6pm

Planning Your Vegetable Garden

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Fall is a great time to start planning next year’s vegetable and herb gardens. Learn about soil preparation, soil tests, vegetable garden layouts, heirloom and modern cultivars, and when and how to plant for a continued, flavorful harvest.

Saturday Oct 27th, 1pm

Fall Garden Tasks (demo)

at Peterson Garden Project - Uptown
4525 N Kenmore, Chicago, Illinois 60640

We’ll discuss how to prevent frost heaving, nutrient and drainage requirements, the biology of growing great garlic, and choosing the best garlic variety for your favorite recipes. We will have a garlic tasting so you can be sure to know you’ll enjoy what you’re planting. Attendees will each take away a bulb of organic garlic to plant in their...

Saturday Oct 20th, 11am

Products from the Beehive

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Learn how to process your honey, wax, and other products from the hive into usable products for you or others. We will cover honey, pollen, beeswax, and propolis, and what to use them for in different products.

Saturday Oct 6th, 1pm

Houseplants 101

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Learn all there is to know about houseplants. In this class, we will discuss how to select the right plant for a particular space, determine the right lighting levels, learn the principles of watering, and when to repot and prune your houseplants. We’ll also talk about Phalaenopsis orchids, bonsai, and recent trends in houseplants, such as terrariums...

Sunday Oct 14th, 9am

Holiday Dish Gardens

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Simplify your holidays with one centerpiece to adorn all of your holiday feasts. Dish gardens are miniature landscapes grown in shallow containers that may be used as living centerpieces throughout the year.  Learn about different containers, materials needed to assemble them, and proper plant selection. Then create your own beautiful, functional...

Thursday Nov 29th, 6pm

Preparing for Fall and Winter Storage

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

In this session, we will discuss the steps necessary to prepare your bonsai trees for the fall and winter seasons. Proper feeding, pruning, and winter storage options for both temperate and tropical bonsai will be covered.  Students are encouraged to bring bonsai trees for late summer to early fall work. A map will be sent with your con...

Wednesday Sep 26th, 6pm